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GeometricalGeodesy for Mathematica Now Available

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  • Subject: [mg64636] GeometricalGeodesy for Mathematica Now Available
  • From: Wolfram Research <newsdesk at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:19:13 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

GeometricalGeodesy, a new Mathematica application package for 
solving fundamental geodesy and analytical cartography problems, 
is now available for download from our web store. Primarily 
intended for computing coordinates in a variety of datums and 
coordinate systems, GeometricalGeodesy provides a single, 
comprehensive framework for surveying and mapping applications.

Key features include:

* Object-oriented implementation for positions, including type-
checking and vector algebra for Cartesian objects
* Linear and angular units of measure, with system conversions
* Access to a collection of 24 reference ellipsoids and 18
geodetic datums, which can be user-supplemented
* Use of geodetic curvilinear (latitude, longitude, ellipsoid
height); Earth-centered, Earth-fixed, Cartesian (XYZ); and local
geodetic Cartesian (ENU) coordinate systems
* Transformations among coordinate systems and datums
* Common geodesy computations, such as forward and inverse
problems and coordinate manipulations
* Cartographic projections, such as Mercator, Transverse
Mercator, Oblique Mercator, Lambert conformal conic,
orthographic, and stereographic, for both ellipsoid and spherical
implementations

The extensive functionality in GeometricalGeodesy far outstrips 
that of existing coordinate calculators and toolkits, while 
saving users from the countless hours of custom coding, 
debugging, and research that would be required to perform the 
same calculations from scratch or as ad hoc functions.

Developed and supported by Dr. Thomas H. Meyer, this package is 
designed for use with Mathematica 5.1 or higher and is available 
for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.

A 25% discount will be applied to all purchases of
GeometricalGeodesy made before April 30, 2006.

More information is available at:
http://www.wolfram.com/applications/geodesy 


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